Standing guard and seconds from death – the last picture of Canadian reservist father who ‘would give anything to anyone’

A tourist snapped this photo, likely the last one ever taken of Corporal Nathan Cirillo (left) before he was gunned down by Michael Zehaf-Bibeau

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The reservist soldier shot dead Wednesday as he stood guard at Canada’s War Memorial in Ottowa was photographed by a Parliament Hill visitor mere moments before the horrific act of terror.

Corporal Nathan Cirillo is pictured in what is in all likelihood the final photo taken of the 24-year-old father before he was shot and fatally wounded.

Seconds later, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau shot Cirillo, whose ceremonial weapon was not loaded. The soldier was rushed to a hospital, but soon succumbed to the wounds, which were inflicted at close range.

The Hamilton, Ontario native served Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada…

‘Nathan was a good man,’ friend Marie Michele told CBC News. ‘He would give anything to anyone.’